Eich Lists Traffic, Crime Among City’s Top Issues

Keith Eich
Keith Eich

The question La Cañada Flintridge City Council candidate Keith Eich is asked the most is “Why are you running for public office?” The answer ties into his philosophy of giving back.
Eich, 40, is one of four candidates seeking three seats on the council in the general municipal election to be held on March 3. The others are incumbents Leonard Pieroni and Terry Walker and former LCF Planning Commissioner Rick Gunter.
“I’ve been volunteering civically and in different things through nonprofits for a very long time,” Eich said. “I’m passionate about that. Giving back to the community, giving back to the organizations I’m part of. So I want to give back to our city. I think we have something special and I want to help keep it special.” Continue reading “Eich Lists Traffic, Crime Among City’s Top Issues”

LCF Council Election: Four Candidates, Three Openings

Four candidates are seeking three seats on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council in the general municipal election to be held on March 3.
Council incumbents Leonard Pieroni and Terry Walker, LCF Public Works and Traffic Commissioner Keith Eich and former LCF Planning Commissioner Rick Gunter are running for positions that involve full four-year terms. Pieroni has been filling the revolving post of mayor. Continue reading “LCF Council Election: Four Candidates, Three Openings”

Grad Students’ Street Median Designs Stir City Council Interest

Photo courtesy Jimmy Liu
Discussion of street median island design at the La Cañada Flintridge City Council this week involved USC graduate student Stanley Chen (front row, from left), Public Works Director Patrick DeChellis, City Manager Mark Alexander, USC faculty adviser Robert Schilling, grad students Rebecca Lin, Jessie Kim, Connie Zhao and Adylbek Abdykalikov, and Assistant City Manager Carl Alameda. Back: Councilman Gregory Brown, Mayor Leonard Pieroni, and council members Michael Davitt and Terry Walker.

The La Cañada Flintridge City Council decided Tuesday night that a subcommittee should consider designs for street median islands that have been created by a group of USC students with the goal of beautifying local thoroughfares while aiding traffic flow. Continue reading “Grad Students’ Street Median Designs Stir City Council Interest”

Panel Urges Council to Consider License Plate-Reading Cameras

Public safety cameras that can capture traditional video as well as read license plates are expected to get a look from the La Cañada Flintridge City Council at a future meeting. The city Public Safety Commission voted 3-0 on Monday to recommend the devices, known as Flock Safety cameras, which are more cost effective compared with other types. Continue reading “Panel Urges Council to Consider License Plate-Reading Cameras”

County Official Briefs Council on Big Dig Dust Control Effort

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Photo courtesy Los Angeles County Public Works
The La Cañada Flintridge City Council listened to presentations from Los Angeles County and local residents about the controversial Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project at a recent study session meeting.

It will take up to three weeks to install a wheel washer and start a pilot tarping program at the Devil’s Gate Dam sediment removal project to cut down on dust generated by the sprawling enterprise, a Los Angeles County official said at a meeting this week.
Steve Burger, assistant deputy director of the county Department of Public Works, made the comments about the project, also known as the Big Dig, at a La Cañada Flintridge City Council study session meeting on Tuesday night. Burger said he would also look into other concerns voiced by the council and the public. Continue reading “County Official Briefs Council on Big Dig Dust Control Effort”